The Bears suffered a lot this past season and will need to gear up for the 2020 season by either resigning their existing free agents or grabbing new ones.
The list of Bears’ free agents is a long one and we will delve more into each player at a later time but for now, we will take a quick look at who is going to be a free agent this coming offseason along with a one or two-sentence blurb about what could happen with that free agent.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the free agents that the Bears have as we prepare to enter the offseason in the NFL.
Chase Daniel-QB-The Bears are sure to bring in some talent at the position to compete with Trubisky. Daniel, and his high salary, will probably not be back.
Danny Trevathan-LB-While Trevathan is getting up there in age but still has some fight left in him. Consider it a toss -p as to whether they bring him back or not.
Sherrick McMannis-S-McMannis is still a strong special teamer. It wouldn’t hurt to bring him back on a one-year deal.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix-FS-Will the Bears bring back Dix or will they search for someone else to sit beside Eddie Jackson at the safety position? He was good but was he good enough to return for another season?
Bradley Sowell-TE-Sowell might have a future with the Bears depending on what they decide to do at tight end. However, Sowell isn’t a top tier tight end but his use as a blocker could be vital for the Bears.
Aaron Lynch-LB-Lynch was a bit of a penalty machine at times this past year and may not be back depending on which direction the Bears want to go this offseason.
Ted Larsen-G-Larsen is a valuable backup but he is getting up there in age. The Bears might want to try someone else for depth who is younger. But it’s hard to beat Larsen’s experience.
Cornelius Lucas-LT-The Bears may want to give Lucas another look to see what he can do. He will probably get resigned and the Bears will try him out as a backup.
Nick Williams-DT-Williams showed his stuff this past season and proved he can be valuable. I would think that the Bears will resign him.
Patrick Scales-LS-The Bears will probably re-sign Scales to help keep the continuity going on special teams.
Brent Urban-DE-Urban played a small role with the Bears last season but could be back.
Kevin Pierre-Louis-LB-Louis shined at times for the Bears. Depending on what happens at the linebacker position, he just might be back in the mix in 2020.
T.J. Clemmings-RT-The Bears could bring him back for depth.
Nick Kwiatkowski-LB-Kwiatkowski showed that he has what it takes to be a starter but he could command a lot of money. Consider signing him a tough decision and don’t be surprised if he isn’t back next season.
Deon Bush-S-The Bears would be ok with or without Bush. Let’s see if they bring him back next year.
DeAndre Houston-Carson-S-Houston-Carson is a restricted free agent. The Bears may want to sign him to keep some depth at safety.
Isaiah Irving-LB-Irving is a restricted free agent. The Bears may want to keep him for depth.
Roy Robertson-Harris-DT-Robertson-Harris is a restricted free agent and should be re-signed. He’s talented and has what it takes to play in the NFL.
Devante Bond-LB-Bond is a restricted free agent and it’s up in the air for what he Bears decide to do with him.
Rashaad Coward-OL-Coward is a restricted free agent and still has some potential but the Bears cannot sit around and wait for him to develop. He has to show them something or he could be allowed to walk away.
J.P. Holtz-TE-Holtz is a restricted free agent and may still have a chance at making the roster because the Bears lack depth at the tight end position. Keep an eye on this position as it’s bound to change a lot this offseason.
We will have a much more in-depth look at the free agents for the Bears as the offseason goes on